A tribute to Krisela Steyn
Dr Krisela Steyn, outgoing associate director of the CDIA, might indeed be an impartial scientist and researcher, dedicated to hard, impersonal facts, but she is driven by a passion for life and for people that emanates from her like sunshine.
The story behind the salt policy
“It was possible to show that over the five-month media campaign,people had the intention to change their behaviour for the better, though monitoring this is a challenge.”
The SMART2D research team at the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape.
International diabetes study launched at UWC
Researchers from the Chronic Diseases Initiative for Africa (CDIA) and scientists from Uganda, South Africa, Sweden, Finland and Belgium have launched a new study called SMART2D aimed at finding ways to prevent and manage Type 2 Diabetes.
Time To Get Serious About NCDs
Non-communicable diseases are one of the major health and development challenges of the 21st Century, in terms of both the human suffering they cause and the adverse effects they have on universal sustainable development.
Dr Zelra Malan (left) with co-supervisor Dr Katherine Everett-Murphy
CDIA research helps to upskill primary healthcare providers
Studies by a Chronic Diseases Initiative for Africa (CDIA) researcher have shed light on how patients can be better educated about living a healthier lifestyle and contributed to a vital training programme for healthcare professionals.


Saturday, 26 May 2018
Discovery gives CDIA R2 million for two consecutive years

The CDIA has welcomed the announcement by Discovery Fund to award the CDIA R2 million for a further two years, enabling the organisation to continue its programme of research in the health services - where help is most needed.

Publication Date:
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 11:15
Tackling SA’s obesity problem

December 2014

The National Research Foundation has awarded a significant grant to CDIA researcher and UCT Professor Vicki Lambert to find practical ways to address and curb obesity among South Africans.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 09:45
Why Africa should resist the power of Big Sugar to undermine public health?

The South African government has decided to tax sugary drinks to help cut excess sugar consumption, which is contributing to a burgeoning epidemic of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This follows the lead of Mexico and the US city of Berkeley, where results have been very positive.

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Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 11:00
CDIA annual meeting review highlights wide-ranging portfolio of research projects

The 5th annual meeting of the CDIA in Cape Town earlier this year was a showcase for researchers from around the country to present their research and engage with colleagues working in the field of non-communicable diseases.

Publication Date:
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 15:45